15 days Nepal Upper Mustang trek brings you to the mysterious world of old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang Nepal, also called Lomanthang. The once forbidden, isolated and remote areas of Nepal, Mustang trek 15 days trip begins and ends in Kathmandu. Mustang trek is for a spectacular trekking experience of the most beautiful and unspoiled trek region of Nepal. Kathmandu to Mustang Overland tour by jeep is also possible nowadays. You can complete Mustang tour by jeep in 7 days to 9 days. Upper Mustang is an interesting place for travelers because of old caves, monasteries, walled city-Lomanthang and Tiji festival. The Upper Mustang has deep gorges with unique rock formation of yellow, red, grey and blue. Also the picturesque landscapes of many painted villages, caves and monasteries bring you a great photograph opportunities. Likewise, Mustang is also a unique and fascinating land for trekking due to its hospitable and friendly people. You will get a live Nepalese and Tibetan culture. This is way, we call Upper Mustang Nepal is a mini Tibet in the Himalayas. For last minute booking and any queries regarding Upper Mustang trek Nepal, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Nepal Upper Mustang Trek
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trek Difficulty: Medium /Hard
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 850m- 3950m
Trek Cost: USD 1790-USD 2490
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Budget
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara
Nepal Upper Mustang Trek 18 days is an adventure journey to a hidden and restricted land in the Himalayas of Nepal.
18 days Nepal Upper Mustang Trek is the ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Once forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world for decades, the area is able to evolve within its own distinctive culture and rich traditions closely tied to Tibet. Mustang Trek in Nepal explores the restricted region of wall Kingdom of Lo-Manthang with its diverse culture and topography.Upper Mustang trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal.You will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with modern world.
Upper Mustang Trek is a hard grade trek, we walk for 6 to 8 hours, cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascends and descends of around 500 m-1000 m. You will trek on a remote environment with extreme weather in some days where you might be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and only basic facilities on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude is helpful.
Standard twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and basic neat and clean mountain guest house during Mustang Trek Nepal. Single supplement also possible on request with an additional cost. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Therefore, in such locations we will be staying in dormitories instead.
During Nepal Upper Mustang Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and Nepali. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Autumn from Sept to Nov and Spring from March to May are the best of year trekking in Upper Mustang.The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding view. If you wish to avoid crowds of trekkers, trekking in winter from Dec, Jan, Feb is an ideal option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in Monsoon from June to Aug is the best time for trekking in Upper Mustang and also a boon for a keen botanist.
This is a moderate grade trek suitable for passionate trekkers ready to walk for 5 to 7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trek is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
The most significant thing that makes Mustang Trek Nepal successful, enjoyable and memorable by the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Nepal's Upper Mustang Trek led by the best and most professional licensed trekking guides.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
Receive at Kathmandu airport by us and drive to hotel on arrival to Nepal. Spend free day in the afternoon, walk around bustling market of Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Mustang trekking permit preparation and preparation for trekking and walk around in Kathmandu. Explore temples and palaces of Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)
Drive or fly to Pokhara. By drive it takes 6 hours drive and by flight it is 40 minutes flight. Both are scenic. We provide transfer as per our clients request and requirement. Walk on lakeside Pokhara in the afternoon, and boating on Phewa Lake. It is beautiful and nice.
Day 4: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2810m)
Get morning flight to Jomsom (2720m), 35 minutes scenic mountain flight goes between 2 high mountains Annapurna(8090m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).Start trek from Jomsom, the headquater of Mustang and continue trekking for 4 hours along the bank of Kaligandaki river. Kagbeni is the entry point of Mustang trekking and explore Kagbeni, its dzong and monastery in the afternoon. O/N at guest house in Kagbeni.
Day 5: Trek to Samar (3660m, 6/7 hours)
Trek for 6/7 hours to Samar following the Kaligandaki river.Today trekking through the impresive vilages -Tangbe(3060m), Chhusang(2980m) and Chele (3050m) with fantastic landscapes.The first part of the trek is on flat and gradually and the last part of the trekking from the base of Chele village, it goes uphill to Samar village. O/N at guest house.
Day 6: Trek to Geling (3570m, 5/6 hours)
Breakast at Samar and continue trek to Geling.Trek is mostly uphill to Syangboche village(3800m) and then trek downhill to Geling village. There are two monastries of 15th century in Geling is worth visiting.
Day 7: Trek to Tsarang (3560m, 6/7 hours)
Trek steep uphil to Geula pass (4025m) for 2 hours and then downhill trek to Gherm(3520m) for an hour. Lunch there and continue uphill trek upto Tsarang la (3870m) and then downhill trek to Tsarang. It is about 3/4 hours trek to Tsarang.
Day 8: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3809m, 4 hours trek)
Trek 4 hours to Lo-Manthang, the final destination of Mustang trekking. The trek goes gradually up to Lo la pass (3950m) offers nice view of Lo-manthang valley and northern Mustang. From top we then trek downhill to Lo-manthang, the ancient walled city of 14th century. It is the capital of Mustang, there is still the king and palace in existence.
Day 9: Explore Lo- Manthang.
Explore Palace of Mustang and surrounding Gompas of Lo -Mantang.There are four old major Gompas -Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa,Chode Gompa and Choprang Gompa, built in 15th century.
Day 10: In Lo-Manthang
Explore nearby villages and caves of Lo-Manthang surrounding like choser caves and Gharphu Gompa riding on horse. It is about 5/6 hours exploration day.
Day 11: Trek back to Ghemi (3520m, 6/7 hours walk)
Trek back to Ghemi, on the same trekking trail we trekked up. It is moslty downhil trek for 6/7 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Samar (3660m, 6/7 hours trek)
Trek down to Samar for 6/7 hours. The trekking is mostly downhill trek.
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (5/6 hours trek)
Easy trekking day for 5/6 hour, it is downhill trek to Chhusang for 2 hours and then easy flat trail trek to kagbeni.
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3800m, 5/6 hours)
5/6 hours uphill trekking via Dzong and it is nice trekking to Muktinath on nice landscapes. Visit Muktinath temple and natural gas flaming goddess-Jwalamai in the afternoon.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom
Trek down to Jomsom for 5/6 hour via Jharkot. Walk around Jomsom in the afternoon.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokahra
Fly back to Pokhara in the morning and walk around Pokhara in the afternoon.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Spend free day in the afternoon and join at our farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with culture dance.
Day 18: Kathmandu airport
Final transfers to Kathmandu airport to get fly back to home.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)